A small space in the Worcester Public Market plans to deliver unforgettable burgers while resurrecting memories within the city.
The Worcester License Commission approved a common victualer, or restaurant, license Thursday morning for the New England Burger Bar. It’s set to open at 160 Green St. within the Worcester Public Market.
Executive Director of the Public Market Domenic Mercurio spoke in front of the commission regarding the restaurant that will only occupy 300 square feet.
Mercruio said the restaurant plans to offer premium gourmet burgers with a hint of Worcester’s past.
“[It’s] designed to bring nostalgia for the city of Worcester,” Mercurio said. “All the artwork and everything else is demonstrating different places and points of interest within the city of Worcester, murals and so forth that we’ve had done. So it’s really done to put an emphasis on the city of Worcester not just great burgers.”
The Worcester Public Market, expected to open by the end of the winter, will feature a variety of restaurants and vendors, including a vegan bakery and fresh pasta spot.
Worcester Wares opened within the Worcester Public Market in November.
The market will occupy the ground floor of the new, four-story building being constructed at the junction of Harding and Green streets in the Canal District.
The building also houses the Kelley Square Lofts, composed of 48 units of market rate apartments, served by a 72 space parking area.